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Baby's heartrate predicting boy or girl?

So do you all think this is an old wives tale or true?
I had my first ultrasound today and we were so lucky to see the lil heartbeat flickering. They measured it at 127 and according to the wives tale under 140 would be boy and over that is a girl. What has been your experience??
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It is absolutely an old wives tale.
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Both my kids had/have heartrates in the 150's.  One DS and they tell me this is a DD.  :-)
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both my children's heart rates are and were over 150, usually 160 bpm. I have a boy and this one is also a boy.

It also depends on if they are sleeping or doing back flips at the time. THey may be moving lots and you just don't feel it yet.
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Does the rate go up as you get further along? 127 seems low to me, but I'm only 6 weeks 5 days. Would it be higher at say 12 weeks?
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I'm prego w a boy, and his heartbeat so far has been around 140-145...ish.  Before we found out the sex, I would ask my Dr. what the heartrate was when we'd listen...and she'd go..."you know you can't determine the sex based on the hb, right?"  Haha...she knew exactly what I was doing!  I don't know though...I've seen many women on here right that their baby's hb followed that tale...
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Over my pregnancy the baby's hearbeat has changed from high 160's to the low 130's.  However I am still feeling that this one might be a boy.
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This little guys heart rate at 12w4d was 166 and at 14w1d in the 140's using a doppler. It is an old wives tale.
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My friend had a boy and his heart beat was always between 150-160.

I had an ultrasound done t 6 weeks 5 days and the heartbeat was 126. My doctor said it is normal because it just started beating it might go up and it might not. I go back in tomorrow for an ultrasound at 8 weeks 5 days so I guess I will see if it went up or not.
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At 6 weeks 5 days my baby's heartbeat was 127 just like yours. I went at 8 weeks and it was between 150 and 160. Like someone said before, they could be sleeping or up moving and that really can make a diff. in the heartbeat!
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Today at 13 weeks the heartbeat was between 156 and 160.  Doctor said he coudl hear him/her do a summersault!  It's tempting since the heartbeat has been high twice to wonder if baby is a girl, but i am really just assuming he or she is very active!!!  
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Thank you so much gals!! We are kinda hoping for a girl cuz DH has a boy but of course we just want a healthy baby :)
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With BOTH of my DS, their hb were in the 150's the whole time.  So you can't go by that.
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My baby's heartrate was 125 at my 7 week ultrasound. I am now 29 weeks and she ranges anywhere between 130-160.  It is absolutely an old wive's tale.  Good luck to you. Let us know if you find out what you are having! :)
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im so glad u asked that question...i was just askin a friend that today but i figured..oh wat the hek ill wait n see
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Its an old wives tale.
My g/g twins heartbeats were 170s early in pregnancy, and nearing the end it ranges from 130s-150s
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it is an old wives tale but was right in my case. heartbeat was 156 both times before the u/s and yup its a girl!
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I went for my ultrasound at 9w2days, my babies heartbeat was 182. I went today and I'm 12w1day and it was in the 170's. I took the intelligender test at 10weeks and it said I was having a BOY! Who know's! What do you think?
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I have a daughter and her HB was always around 160 and i have a son and his was always around 140-150
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Its an old wives tale.....I have 3 boys and they were always 160-170 depending on activity......so it was wrong for me 3 times.
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idk if thats true cuz my sons heartbeat was in the 150s and i am 10 weeks and one day and this one is in the 160s and we are hoping for a girl but everyone thinks its a boy just cuz of the heartbeat.
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